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View Poll Results: What speed (in mph) is your cruise control set at ? (Part II)
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55 1 1.67%
56 - 59 14 23.33%
60 6 10.00%
61 - 64 25 41.67%
65 8 13.33%
66 - 69 4 6.67%
70 0 0%
71 and above (please specify) 2 3.33%
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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What speed (in mph) is your cruise control set at ? (Part II)

This poll was inspired by Driving Fast, and only applies to Class A motorhomes WITH TOADS.

Furthermore, this applies to driving on flat two-lane interstates with a speed limit of 75 mph with little traffic (perhaps 2 vehicles in front AND 2 in back).
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I am unable to vote because I do NOT have a towed vehicle.

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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...my normal cruise is around 65 or so. And I've learned that my coach deals with hilly country better if I move the cruise speed up a notch or two so I bump it up to 67-68 when doing lots of ups and downs.
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I try to keep it just under 70

And I drive in the right hand lane except when actually passing someone, except when there are 3 lanes each direction and lots of exit traffic, i may use the center lane.

Do we really need another one of these?
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I drive 62-65 mph unless the traffic is heavy then I bump it up a couple mph.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:05 PM   #6
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I try to keep it just under 70

And I drive in the right hand lane except when actually passing someone, except when there are 3 lanes each direction and lots of exit traffic, i may use the center lane.

Do we really need another one of these?
Hey, I was just trying to find out how fast others drive their rigs.

It's not like someone put a gun to your head and you HAD to comment on "another one of these" threads.

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Unfortunately I voted before I read the post that states Class A only. Don't understand why those of us driving "other than Class A" don't apply. But we drive a Class C and tow a car. We go between 62-65. As with the other rigs, it's not safe to go much faster than that.
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Unfortunately I voted before I read the post that states Class A only. Don't understand why those of us driving "other than Class A" don't apply. But we drive a Class C and tow a car. We go between 62-65. As with the other rigs, it's not safe to go much faster than that.
Well, I shouldn't have been so discriminating. But I own and drive an "A", so I was just curious to see how fast other "A" drivers go.
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Typically at 62, but 61-64 is okay.

Texas just increased their speed limit on some highways to 85 mph. No way!
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The peak torque on my engine, 425 hp C-12 Cat, is at 1200 rpm which is equal to about 55 mph. That's where i set the cruise control. I am interested in maximum mpg.

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60 to 62 MPH

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Usually about 62 MPH.

Just finished a 2,200 mile trip from Georgia to Michigan and back and at 62 MPH I was able to stay in the right hand lane on cruise about 80% of the time. What a great way to drive. I didn't run up on many folks and never really had anyone just in front of me since the passing cars and trucks were going by at 70+ MPH. Only lane shifts were for the occasional person driving slower than me and shifting lanes to stay on the correct route!
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Cruise is set at 65, GPS says 62-63, running right with most OTR trucks. Only use the cruise on relatively flat highway. When it comes to even smaller hills, I think I can manage my speed and do much better than the cruise can relative to gas milage. I find myself continuously amazed at how far up a hill I can go with just a 5mph head of steam......
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Between 62-64.
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